Mohamed Ali Mosque

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Mohamed Ali Mosque - Review

Commonly known as Alabaster Mosque, Mohamed Ali Mosque is a holy shrine located in the Citadel in Cairo. This mosque was the largest such structure built during initial years of the 19th century. The interiors of the mosque are indeed impressive. As the mosque is located atop a hill you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pyramid here as well. The architecture of the Mohamed Ali Mosque is somewhat similar to the Blue mosque in Istanbul. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cairo itinerary 4 days.

Mohamed Ali Mosque Ticket Prices

  • Citadel: 40 EGP

Mohamed Ali Mosque Hours

  • The mosque is located in the Citadel which is closed on Fridays.
  • It is wise to dress modestly.

How To reach Mohamed Ali Mosque by Public Transport

  • Attaba station

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TripHobo Highlights for Mohamed Ali Mosque

  • Mohamed Ali Mosque Address: Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Mohamed Ali Mosque Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Mohamed Ali Mosque Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mohamed Ali Mosque(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mohamed Ali Mosque: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mohamed Ali Mosque

  • 35.22% of people who visit Cairo include Mohamed Ali Mosque in their plan

  • 51.03% of people start their Mohamed Ali Mosque visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mohamed Ali Mosque

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mohamed Ali Mosque

People normally club together The Egyptian Museum and Islamic Cairo while planning their visit to Mohamed Ali Mosque.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo Reviews

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  • The design of this mosque is very unique in Cairo. It was designed in the same style of Turkish mosques by Mohamed Ali. It is very beautiful and it is located in a high area which sees all Cairo. The view is very fantastic. The interior design of this mosque is great and it is wide. Parking is a headache at that area.

  • Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816. This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city any direction.

  • the first time you get inside this mosque, you will take a breath automatically while you see the big lamp hanging inside. The architecture are very classic and epic. Suck a throwback to the past and rethinking how they build it. The best spot to take photos is near exit gate of its mosque, where you can capture whole lamps and yourself with a good natural lighting. Do not forget to mind your step inside because some birds fly freely inside and they left "footprints" on the carpet.

  • The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

  • It's very huge monument but like all in Cairo dusty not reconstructed very well. Atmosphere is there like in some nice pleasure meeting point because there is shadow so people rest there because citadel is on top of hill and you are expose to sun all the time. Architecture is very typical for Muslims. Cost 100 egp. Restaurant is there but strange nobody is there.

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